Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Stephanie Cleared of Heroin and Marijuana Possession Charges
One of music's top stories of the week has been Jon Bon Jovi's daughter Stephanie suffering an alleged heroin overdose in a college dorm room. The 19-year-old was rushed to the hospital and held under arrest, ultimately facing numerous charges, but Bon Jovi's daughter has reportedly been let off the hook.
Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, was arrested at Hamilton College in New York, where she and fellow student Ian Grant, 21, were booked for charges of possessing a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Despite being hit with these charges, TMZ is reporting that both parties have been cleared of charges due to the '911 Good Samaritan' bill that was passed by Governor Cuomo in 2011.
The '911 Good Samaritan' bill was enacted to help prevent drug overdose deaths and encourage those who witness a potential overdose to help save lives without fearing arrest for drug or alcohol possession. Thus, TMZ writes that the District Attorney has dropped the charges in compliance with the bill.
Neither Stephanie nor Jon Bon Jovi have chosen to make any sort of statement regarding the incident.